Birthdays around here are not taken lightly and this year was no exception. We had family in town from Seattle and packed four whole days chock full of entertaining events in and around SF. The month of October is the birth month to many in our family
in which Jon and mine happen to land within two days of each other. [Kramer – October 4th, Jon – October 22nd, Bailey – October 24th, Jane- October 28th, Erin – October 29th] This is such a fun coincidence – so every year we try and plan something BIG in order to celebrate our birthday week. It’s Scorpio Season, baby!
We started with a tour of Alcatraz island bring and early Monday morning on Jon’s birthday the 22nd. Followed by lunch in Fisherman’s Wharf consisting of clam chowder in SF sourdough bread bowls, fish and chips and fresh crab cocktails. We stumbled upon the cutest miniature golf course called Subpar in which Jon schooled us all by beating us in a friendly game of mini golf. Each hole at the course was a historic sight in SF – so we felt like we toured the entire city. No Birthday is complete without some Irish Coffees at Buena Vista and topped off with an ice cream sundae at Ghirardelli Square.
Jon’s sister, husband and two daughters stayed with us and we had a great time! The next night we celebrated our joint birthdays over pizza with my sister and mom. We shared stories, laughs and probably over smothered the little girls, Anna (Dot) and Jane with kisses and loves.
I got pampered on my birthday, the 24th, with gel manicure and sea salt pedicure with an extra long massage. I love the fall colors that they had at the salon – I got a pinky nude on my hands and dark red Merlot on my toes. We had a girls night over filet mignon steaks at Black Angus and laughed until we cried. Gifts include: Apple iWatch from my mom, sister and brother, lululemon camo leggings, personalized coffee mug and spa day from Jon, and handmade earrings from Erin. Def got spoiled today.
The party train continues this weekend with another fancy dinner on Friday and the Husky football game at Cal on Saturday! We have friends in town from Seattle and the entertainment continues! Here’s to a great year ahead – doing BIG things!